NIH Grants Additional Funding for Alzheimer’s Research

Yesterday was incredible.  For those of you who haven’t heard, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) devoted over $40 million in new funding for Alzheimer’s Disease research!
Dr Francis Collins, Director of the NIH,who made a public commitment to this funding at the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C . this past April,  was quoted in the New York Times and said, “The worst thing we could do would be to just hunker down and hold off tackling very important problems.”  He further added, “Obviously, this is high-risk research, but goodness, the stakes are so high that we felt we had to go forward even in the face of the most difficult budget environment that anyone can remember in the N.I.H.”

A major reason we are making this kind of progress is because of all the outstanding Alzheimer’s Association Advocates who are beating on the doors of elected officials, and because of the great work of our national staff in Washington.

Keep up the pressure, we are making some progress in very tough times!!!

I encourage you to read the entire New York Times article here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/19/health/33-million-grant-for-effort-to-prevent-early-onset-alzheimers.html?_r=0

Executive Director

Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin

 

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